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tv   KCCI 8 News at Five  Me-TV  February 25, 2016 5:00pm-5:30pm CST

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men need to be careful too. -- >> for a similar trip-hawaii is an option. nassau is great, i think aruba hasn't been affected as far as i'm aware. >> >> >> we've had one that have changed their destination. just because they're a little concerned and in their 20's. and you just don't know how long things are going to be in your system. >> and, if you're trying to avoid the virus, many travel companies and airlines will work with you. >> normally there are some policies with airlines that they will do waivers. as of now, there is no vaccine for zika. today, president obama was briefed on the zika virus. stacey: afterward, he said the pathway to a vaccine looks promising. steve: right now traffic crackdown. law enforcement officers are increasing their presence on i-235 today. you're taking a live look at i-235 at euclid avenue. officers from many iowa agencies are enforcing all traffic laws but especially speed. the traffic enforcement project
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driving habits to save lives. another reason to reduce your speed gas prices made a big jump overnight. yesterday, you could fill up your tank for a dollar-56 a gallon in des moines. today, it will cost you a dollar-69 a gallon. him aaa says the national average for a gallon of gas is going up too as the price of crude oil rebounds. testimony continues today in the alexander fazzino trial. the former boone man is charged with first degree murder in his wife emily's death. she was found dead in their home 4 years ago. jurors heard different stories from alexander and emily's sister. video of investigators questioning alexander shows him saying his wife's prescription drug abuse was putting 'stress' on them. emily's sister denies she was using drugs. a des moines man is charged in the deaths of his wife and daughter after spending the last 3 months in the hospital. 47-year-old barney fraaken faces two counts of first degree
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in court this morning. he's being held in the polk county jail on 2 million dollars bond. 42-year-old amy fraaken and 16-year-old amber fraaken were shot to death in their home back in november. barney fraaken reportedly tried to take his own life. he was taken to the hospital where he's been treated until yesterday. steve: the des moines police have several suspects in custody following an overnight armed-robbery. it happened around a.m. at the git n go at 865 42nd street. a clerk says she recognized one of the 3 suspects as a regular customer and roosevelt high school student. one of the suspects reportedly pointed a gun at the clerk while another grabbed cash from the register. the robbery was caught on store surveillance cameras. officers are still investigating. fire investigators are trying to figure out why a vacant house erupted in flames early this morning. it happened around 3:00 a.m.. at 78th street in urbandale.
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crews were able to put out the fire. no one was hurt. fire officials say the home sustained extensive damage but they don't have a specific estimate right now. we've seen an incredible outpouring of support after airing a story yesterday about a man suffering from ptsd who was scammed out of a therapy dog. stacey: kcci's kim st. onge is in studio with an exciting update. kim: stacey, i spent most of the morning sifting through dozens of emails, voicemails and facebook messages from so many of you who saw mike despenas' story and wanted to help. i have great news some anonymous donors are pitching in to buy mike a dog. >> this is your new puppy. >> that's a beautiful dog. >> meet baxter. a 12-week old dachshund who's about to become mike despenas' new best friend. >> i'll take him walking and
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he knows. >> his therapist suggested he get a therapy dog after a 2014 car accident left him with severe ptsd and a brain injury. mike recently spent all of his money paying for a puppy he found online that turned out to be a scam. >> it is something that i need. >> within minutes of airing that story wednesday emails and phone calls started pouring in. >> i went to petfinder and found several dachshunds. strangers, who were brought to tears, asking if they can do anything to help. >> i don't expect any help and to know there are people out there that care about people they don't even know it's amazing to me. >> yet another reminder that iowa nice is a real thing. >> i think he'll be a great
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i can't wait. kim: here's even better news. the rockwell city breeder who has baxter agreed to donate the money to the iowa breeders association, to be used to teach people about pet scams. steve: think you very much. he says he wants to walk the new dog. >> fantastic weather for all forms of outdoor activity. keep in mind, with the wind it feels like temperatures are even colder. we top out at 35 today. the city is 32. chilly out there tonight with wins. we will drop them into the 20's. clouds will hang around. we will break free to sunshine tomorrow afternoon.
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temperatures pushing up. at 49 degrees for a high on friday. 60 two on saturday. we stay in the 50's sunday and monday. stacey: news around iowa the iowa state patrol says a driver died in a crash after a piece of road debris went through the windshield of a suv. the accident happened yesterday afternoon on i-80 in davenport. troopers aren't saying what the debris was. authorities are identifying a bloomfield woman killed in a 3 vehicle head on crash tuesday morning. the iowa state patrol says 63-year-old marilyn roberts of missouri didn't see a stopped vehicle, and swerved to miss it. she hit a pick-up truck head on. roberts and the driver of the pick-up, 82-year-old forest lawson of bloomfield were hurt. 79-year-old carolyn lawson, a passenger in the pick-up, was killed. the crash remains under investigation. a retired iowa state trooper has been given probation and a
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sentence for possessing child pornography. david hubbard of garner was sentenced tuesday. he'd pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor. the patrol says hubbard retired in 2,000-4 after nearly 30-years with the department. steve: new at 5:00, the iowa lottery is ending the '5-x' instant scratch game. lottery officials say players who have won prizes in that game now have until may 26 to claim their money. officials say the move is standard procedure and that games that end are replaced with new games throughout the year. tinder tells all. when it comes to finding love why your good job may be more important than your good looks. stacey: plus five for fighting. what's at stake in tonight's 5 man republican debate in the lone star state. but first. aixa: the fbi director explains to lawmakers why his agency needs help hacking into a
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official response apple just >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. steve: right now national security versus personal privacy. today the head of the fbi defended his agency's request that apple help investigators hack a terrorist's iphone. stacey: kcci's aixa diaz is live in washington aixa, the tech
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official response. aixa: apple is asking a federal judge to withdraw her previous order, while the fbi director says he needs the company's help to thoroughly investigate the san bernardino attack. testifying about worldwide threats, fbi director james comey told the house intelligence committee there are no demons in the dispute between his agency and apple. >> i think conversation and negotiation is the key to resolving this, this is the hardest question i've seen in government. the fbi wants apple to help investigators hack into the locked phone of one of the san bernardino killers. >> two people have killed other folks in a terrorist attack and you're just trying to get through the security code. >> there's a legitimate worry though that a decision in favor of the fbi could be the narrow end of a very wide wedge. comey says his agency is only asking for a way to access one particular phone. >> the san bernardino litigation is not about us trying to send a message or establish some precedent, it really isn't.
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it's about public safety. >> in an interview on abc news' world news tonight with david muir, apple ceo tim cook says the government is asking the company to create software equivalent to cancer. that would put hundreds of millions of customers at risk. >> we think it's bad news to write, we would never write it, we have never written it, and that is what's at stake here. aixa: cook says he's prepared to take this fight to the supreme court. the white house says it supports the justice department in this case. in washington, i'm aixa diaz. stacey: right now the white house says it won't comment on nevada governor brian sandoval's announcement that he doesn't want to be considered for the supreme court. the republican governor said today he notified the white house and top ranking senators of his decision. sandoval spoke out after being identified as a possible candidate to replace the late in justice antonin scalia. president obama is still considering potential candidates. he'll meet with senators
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leahy at the white house tuesday. steve: in commitment 2016 news. the 5 remaining republican presidential candidates meet again on the debate stage tonight in houston texas. it's marco rubio, ted cruz, john kasich, and ben carson's last chance to take on frontrunner donald trump, before super tuesday. cnn is hosting the debate. it starts at 7:30 iowa time. texas is one of 12 states making its presidential pick on tuesday. new poll numbers from monmouth university, show ted cruz leading donald trump in texas, 38% to 23%. in florida, quinnipiac university poll numbers show trump leading marco rubio, 44 to 28%. and in ohio, a quinnipiac university poll shows trump leading the state's governor, john kasich, 31 to 26%. new at 5:00, walmart is pulling hover-boards from its website. the move comes after the government's warning the devices pose a fire risk.
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to prove the boards comply with new safety standards. target, toys r us and amazon have also reportedly pulled the boards from their websites. steve: right now. surveying damage. crews from the national weather service are fanning out along the east coast. , to assess the storms. a confirmed tornado hit lancaster county pennsylvania, where dozens of buildings were damaged, and an amish schoolhouse was leveled. they have also confirmed tornadoes in virginia and north carolina. >> we have cold temperatures on the way. tornado in lancaster fairly far north for this time of year. normally the tornadic activity is down towards alabama and florida. 31 -- look at her windchill.
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the day planner mostly cloudy at 7 p.m.. wind-chill around 20 of 10 p.m.. clouds early tomorrow. temperatures are going to climb dropping out in the 20's. and looks like 4:00 p.m. temperatures at 49 degrees. you can see the clouds around. nothing but sunshine. eventually the sunshine will
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it's moving our way for the weekend. as time moves off, the week system pulls on. it's another little band of clouds midmorning tomorrow. futurecast not doing a great job. the kicks up on this little band of clouds that will move through tomorrow. clear skies friday. nothing but sunshine as we head into saturday. sunday will start with sunshine also. tonight, 26 and mostly cloudy. less wind as the night goes along. high temperature around 49 degrees. it looks like clouds early breaking free. saturday keeps looking better and better. 62 degrees with sunny skies.
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i do want to point out the southwest winds will gust to around 28 miles an hour. sunday 58. northern i will be -- i will be in the 50's. more wild -- more mild weather monday. calder as we head into the later week. steve: nothing but goodness to tell you about in traffic for this afternoon. no accidents or incidents. let's take a look at travel times. perfectly normal. stacey: kcci 8 news is live with new developments right now. here's what we're working on for 6:00. rose: des moines water works is looking to decrease the nitrate and chloride levels dumped downstream i'm rose heaphy and i'll explain the 1 and a quarter million dollar project to change that. cynthia: i'm cynthia fodor. should the senate hold hearings on a new supreme court nominee? today iowwa senator joni ernst tells us where she stands and
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>> coming up, with the debate in the wings and super tuesday the looming, how the candidates line up in the polls and what they
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reporter: "so when you hear, say, one side, saying that they'd like to wait 'til "the next president is in office to appoint a justice, what do you think about that?" justice o'connor: "i don't agree. i think we need somebody there, now,"
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steve: today in the buzz. your job may matter more than your looks when it comes to finding love. stacey: dating app tinder is out with its list of jobs that attract the most attention. for women, the top 5 are physical therapist, interior designer, founder/entrepreneur, pr/communications and teacher. steve: pilot is the top job for men, followed by founder/entrepreneur,
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tv/radio personality. stacey: ok, say you find a match on tinder where do you go? steve: kcci's kim st. onge found des moines' it places. >> in a city with a growing number of options the 20 and 30 somethings tell me it's all about finding a place with the right atmosphere and reasonable prices. >> the vibe of sakari is that for people who are 25 to come and get their night started. >> if i want to treat myself and have a good time at the same time this is the place i would want to go. >> i'm kim st. onge i'll take you inside 3 des moines hot spots for young professionals to relax with friends >> it's a place where adults can play. >> i feel like des moines was just missing a bar similar to this. >> or break it down and dance. in des moines, kim st. onge kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: if you want to find out where all the cool kids are going these days be sure to watch kcci 8 news tonight at
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a washington state woman made a pretty interesting discovery in her dinner. lindsay hasz was eating at a restaurant when she bit into something hard in a clam. it looked like a pearl so she took it to a local gemologist. >> he thought i was joking. he thought it looked so round and perfect that someone was playing a joke on me. it was not a joke. steve: the gemologist determined that it was a rare quahog purple pearl worth about 600 dollars. him hasz says she plans to keep it and make a necklace. we're back next with a final check of the forecast.
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5:00.stacey: what's ahead for tonight? >> northwest winds keeping the temperatures down. tomorrow, clouds early and sunshine. 60's on saturday. a little breezy. sunday, 58. could be some slight rain showers. steve: that's it for us at 5:00.
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the cbs evening news of scott pelley is next. so, let me get this straight -- u.s. cellular has the phone you're looking for, a network that's built to give you coverage way out here where the other guys don't, and 6 gigs for only $40 a month.
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so, why on earth would you ever go with one of those other guys? switch to u.s. cellular now and get 6 gigs of data for $40 a month plus get $300 back. [ echoing ] just sayin'. >> pelley: tonight's republican debate takes on new urgency. it could be the last chance to catch trump before next week's
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also tonight, elizabeth palmer takes us inside syria at a turning point in the civil war. >> reporter: there is certainly no cease-fire here at the moment, and there's not going to be any time soon. >> pelley: daylight reveals the destruction done by a night of violent storms. and will this idea take off? plans for a widebody aircraft for wide bodies. >> at the end of the day, it's all about making money. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. republican presidential candidates are holding their final debate before super tuesday, the 12 primaries and caucuses that could be the turning point. for some it is a fight for survival, but for dominant donald trump, he is expected to draw most of the fire tonight, and now his tax returns have become an issue.


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